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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Blogs

Staying Cool, Calm, and Collected

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about the power of emotions and the importance of acknowledging them as you make decisions

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Keeping My Apartment Clean

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses the importance of balance and scheduling as she lives independently

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Fear

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah points out that while we do not like to feel fear, it can beneficial to keeping us safe

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Night Before

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about anxious feelings that she had before making a big decision and how she coped

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The Unexpected

By Miriam

Miriam talks about how life during the pandemic has brought about expected and unexpected changes in day-to-day life

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Personal Progressions

By Khylil

Khylil shares the progress he has made physically and mentally the last few months, as well as discussing how he was impacted by having COVID-19

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Job Hunting on the Spectrum

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about their anxiety involving job hunting and how they prepared for interviews

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Pandemic Reflection – Adapting to Things Outside of Your Control

By Ziggie

Ziggie reflects on the challenges that he faced during the pandemic thus far and how he has been coping with the uncertainty

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Moving Boundaries and Limitations

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how fear and anxiety, even if it is not her own, can make it difficult to move forward

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Pursuing Higher Education in 2021

By Ziggie

Ziggie discusses how he made his plan to pursue a degree in higher education in a field that he is passionate about.

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Understanding Through Context

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how she struggles with not always understanding what is going on around her - comparing her experiences to watching a movie on low volume.

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Music

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about her love of music and how it is has helped her regulate her emotions

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Decluttering is Not Enough

By Miriam

Miriam discusses the pros and cons that came with decluttering their room and home

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The Holiday’s, Baking, and Connections

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about how baking got them into the holiday spirit, brought back happy memories, and helped them feel connected to their culture and family

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Importance of Socializing

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Womans discusses the importance of utilizing social interaction and what she does to improve her social skills

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